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Virtus Investment Partners Announces Appointment of Board Member

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HARTFORD, Conn., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS), which operates a multi-boutique asset management business, today announced that W. Howard Morris, CFA, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors and to its Audit Committee.

Morris, 62, is the president and chief investment officer of The Prairie & Tireman Group, an investment partnership in Detroit that provides investment management and personal financial planning and analysis to high-net-worth individuals.

"Howard brings significant investment experience as a portfolio manager at his firm for more than two decades as well as from his years of public service to school districts and the State of Michigan Tax Commission," said Timothy A. Holt, chairman of the board. "His wealth of board experience, expertise in investment management, and tenure as a financial executive will be of significant benefit to our company."

Prior to founding Prairie & Tireman in 1998, Morris was president and chief investment officer at WILMOCO Capital Management in Detroit, where he managed portfolios for institutions. He served for three years as chief executive officer and emergency financial manager for the Inkster Public School District, where he had authority over all of the district's financial and operational matters. He was appointed to that position by the governor of Michigan after serving as the chief financial officer of the Detroit Public School District.

Since 2007, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Owens Corning Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, serving on its audit and governance and nominating committees. He is currently serving a second four-year term on the Michigan State Tax Commission.

Morris earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute and the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the American Institute of CPAs.

About Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.
Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) is a distinctive partnership of boutique investment managers singularly committed to the long-term success of individual and institutional investors. The company provides investment management products and services through its affiliated managers and select subadvisers, each with a distinct investment style, autonomous investment process, and individual brand. Virtus Investment Partners offers access to a variety of investment styles across multiple disciplines to meet a wide array of investor needs. Its affiliated managers include Ceredex Value Advisors, Duff & Phelps Investment Management, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, Newfleet Asset Management, NFJ Investment Group, Seix Investment Advisors, Silvant Capital Management, and Sustainable Growth Advisers. Additional information is available at virtus.com.

Forward-Looking Information
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